THE PREACHER'S PROMISE - Piper Hughley
Home to Milford College (Book 1)
Leliacea Publishers
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Reviewer:
Wayne Jordan | Rating: A
HISTORICAL ROMANCE
Devastated by her father’s death days after her triumphant graduation from Oberlin College, Amanda Stewart is all alone in the world. Her father’s unscrupulous business partner offers her an indecent proposal to earn a living. Instead, to fulfill a promise she made to her father, she resolves to start a school to educate and uplift their race. Sorting through her father’s papers, she discovers he had carried on a mysterious correspondence with a plantation in Milford, Georgia. She determines to start her teaching work with the formerly enslaved. However, when she arrives, the mayor tells her to leave. There’s no where for her to go.
JUST TO BE WITH YOU - Sheryl Lister
DEBUT RELEASE
Harlequin Kimani/Romance
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Reviewer:
Jennifer Brathwaite | Rating: B+
CATEGORY ROMANCE
Gentle and compassionate teacher Janae Simms isn't looking for love-her heart has been broken one too many times, and she doesn't intend to relive that kind of pain. So when her best friend convinces her to let loose and attend a concert featuring R & B sensation Monte, all Janae expects is an evening of music and fun. But as soon as she hears his smooth, honeyed voice and they share a moment together backstage, Janae fears her heart is in danger once again.
 
SULTRY PLEASURE - Lindsay Evans
Harlequin Kimani/Romance
PRINTEBOOK
Reviewer:
Ashley Slater | Rating: B
CATEGORY ROMANCE
A hot Miami night. A glittering gala. And a gorgeous billionaire who wants to spirit her away. This might be a fantasy for most women, but not Diana Hobbes. She's at the charity event representing the nonprofit adoption agency she's poured her heart and soul into. And despite the hot body, easy charm and luxury ride of playboy Marcus Stanfield, Diana has nothing in common with him.
CRAVING TEMPTATION - Deborah Fletcher Mello
Just Desserts (Book 2)
Kensington Dafina/Romance
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Reviewer:
Brenda Maxwell | Rating:
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
After a rocky year, life is once again sweet for brothers Troy and Quentin Elliot, and Quentin's new wife, Harper. Their bakery, Just Desserts, is thriving, with Quentin as pastry chef, and attorney Troy handling the books. In fact, Troy is ready to pursue his next big goal: to run for Mayor of Memphis, Tennessee. The competition is tough, but there's one challenge Troy doesn't anticipate--his opponent's distractingly beautiful campaign manager and daughter, Amina Salman.
TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD - jamie Wesley
Entangled Publishing/Lovestuck
EBOOK
Reviewer: 
Misherald Brown |  Rating:  A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
After the death of her parents, a tragedy she blamed on herself, Noelle Butler vowed to live a controlled, focused life. Now a psychologist, she channels her need for connection into her radio show. But when the arrogant sportscaster next door tells listeners men shouldn’t get married, she’s all too happy to yank the silver spoon out of his overprivileged mouth.
CAPTIVATED LOVE - Yasmin Sullivan
Harlequin Kimani/Romance
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Reviewer:
Shirley Fleming   |  Rating:  B
CATEGORY ROMANCE
Where relationships are concerned, Safire Lewis is like quick fire. She moves fast to get what she wants-then moves on before things get too complicated. Artist Darien James's laid-back charm arouses her interest from their first meeting. But instead of seizing the opportunity for a no-strings fling, he's looking for a commitment.
Below are a list of the African-American books on sale during the month of AUGUST 2014.  Click on the title for our review of the book.
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SHIFTER'S CLAIM - A. C. Arthur
The Shadow Shifters (Book 4)
St. Martin's Press
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Reviewer: 
Misherald Brown | Rating: A
PARANORMAL ROMANCE
Rich, handsome, and successful-hotel magnate Sebastian "Bas" Perry could have any woman he desires. But despite his animal attraction to women, he avoids relationships at all costs. As a Shadow Shifter, he must defend innocent humans from the deadliest of his kind. And the most dangerous game of all is falling in love…
SEDUCED BY THE CEO - Pamela Yaye
The Morretti Millionaires (Book 2)
Harlequin Kimani/Romance
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Reviewer:
Jennifer Brathwaite | Rating: B
CATEGORY ROMANCE
All the exquisite things that money can buy are at world-famous restaurateur Nicco Morretti's fingertips. But he knows he's met his match when he encounters a feisty young woman whose alluring smile turns his world upside down. Jariah Brooks is unlike any woman who's ever tempted him before. She's a spirited single mother and his new employee, but he's craving to get to know her on a personal level-despite the risks.
BRICK HOUSE - Keith Thomas Walker
Keithwalkerbooks
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Reviewer: 
Ashley Slater  |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Korah Stewart and Brock “Brick” Avery are contractors competing for a multi-million dollar project. Korah is not above using her feminine allure to her advantage. And Brick, an ultra-sexy cowboy, will stop at nothing to catapult his company to the forefront of the Texas construction scene. Sparks fly when the powerhouses collide vowing to take all or nothing in the boardroom as well as the bedroom.
CHASING COMMITMENT - Christina C. Jones
Leliacea Publishers
EBOOK 
Reviewer: 
Susan Plummer |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
After a rejection from a long-time crush throws him off his game, Brandon Jensen decides that maybe it's time to start a new one, with the beautiful Nadia Clark on his team. She's just right for what he has in mind. Quiet and laid back, while still being undeniably energetic and appealing. But there's a reason behind Nadia's reserved nature. She's starting over, and while something casual with Brandon seems like a nice distraction... it's just that. A distraction.
TRUST FALL - Savannah Frierson
SJF Books
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Reviewer:
Brenda Maxwell | Rating: B
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Southern born and bred, Rosalyn Greer has worked too hard for too long to let an old flame stop her rise to the top of New York’s PR world. But when Iolan “Patrick” Monahan returns to her life after a five-year hiatus as her new client, she feels as if she’s falling without a net.
MAGNOLIA DRIVE - Rochelle Alers
A Cavanaugh Island Novel (Book 4)
Grand Central/Forever
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Reviewer: 
Misherald Brown | Rating: B+
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
After a taste of Broadway stardom and a failed marriage, Francine Tanner is rebuilding her life back home on Cavanaugh Island. She's done with acting-and anyone who isn't genuine about real life and true feelings. But the mysterious newcomer who's bought land outside her hometown of Sanctuary Cove is as down-to-earth as he is handsome . . . and he may be her second chance for the real thing.
KISS THE RING: AN URBAN TALE - Meesha Mink
Simon & Schuster/Touchstone
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Reviewer:
Marguerite Lemons | Rating: C
MAINSTREAM FICTION
Naeema "Queen" Cole takes care of herself. From the death of her parents when she was just eleven years old to when she found herself pregnant and alone at sixteen, Naeema has had to make her own way in the world. She gave up her son for adoption and became an apprentice at a barber shop, making just enough money to pay the bills and get high. She tried being a wife, but ultimately found that she and Tank, now her ex-husband, are better friends and occasional lovers than partners. Naeema prefers to be on her own; no responsibilities, no rules.